Consultation outcome

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans

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Response document

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Detail of outcome

This is the government response to the Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) consultation that ran from 8 June to 19 July 2021.

It provides a summary of the responses received, sets out the conclusions drawn from those responses and explains the planned next steps the government is taking to support the fire safety for residents unable to self-evacuate in an emergency.

These next steps included the EEIS+ consultation, which sought views on our alternative proposals to support the fire safety of residents who would need support to evacuate in an emergency. The consultation ran from 18 May to 21 August 2022. We are currently analysing the responses received and will publish our response in due course.

You can read the EEIS+ consultation.

Original consultation

Summary

We are seeking views on new proposals to implement the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 recommendations on Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans.

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Consultation description

Following the Fire Safety Consultation, which ran from 20 July to 12 October 2020, we are seeking views on new proposals to implement the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 recommendations on Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans in high-rise residential buildings.

The government is determined to continue to learn the lessons from the Grenfell Tower fire to ensure that such a tragedy can never happen again.

It is important that we get this right and ensure the voice of residents and those likely to be affected by the proposals are heard.

This new consultation contains proposals to implement the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 Report recommendations on Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans, also known as PEEPs, that require a change in law to place new requirements on owners or managers of multi-occupied high-rise residential buildings.

This consultation supports delivery of two of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 recommendations and is part of the government’s package of reforms to improve building and fire safety in all regulated premises where people live, stay or work.

You can also read the concluded Fire Safety consultation and the government’s response.

Below is a full package of documents to support this consultation. Alongside this consultation document we have published for reference the impact assessment and an equality impact assessment.

Other supporting documents:

Fire Safety Consultation: government response (PDF, 576KB)

Fire Safety Consultation (PDF, 897KB)

Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 report

Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 report: government response (PDF, 281KB)

Draft Building Safety Bill

Documents

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans in high-rise residential buildings

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Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans in high-rise residential buildings: Impact Assessment

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Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans in high-rise residential buildings: Equality Impact Assessment

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Published 8 June 2021
Last updated 30 August 2022 + show all updates
  1. Details of outcome updated as the EEIS consultation has now closed.

  2. Added reference to new consultation.

  3. Updated the content in the outcome section.

  4. Corrected response document to show Home Office met with seventeen organisations not eighteen.

  5. Outcome published.

  6. Accessible versions of consultation document, impact assessment and equality impact assessment added.

  7. First published.